Okay, so admittedly I’m a book addict. I can’t help it. About this time last year I decided I was going to stop frequenting the library, that the number of books we own that I hadn’t read had gotten so huge that I would instead focus on them.
Two weeks later I was back at the library checking out an armload of books and breathing a huge sigh of relief. I know there are worse things to be addicted to (a lot worse), but I think I know now how crack addicts feel when they’re going through withdrawal. It wasn’t even like the books here at the house aren’t adequate, either. It’s just that I *knew* there were so many more out there, and I had to get my hands on them.
So, this year I’m not even pretending to be a good boy and read just the books here. Sure, I will sprinkle them in here and there, but I’m not going through that whole thing again. In fact, I’ve decided to use some space here to tell you about the books I currently have out from the library each week (they honestly do change from week to week). Maybe you’ll even want to read some of them, and perhaps I won’t even end up reading all of them myself, but at least for right now they’re in the queue, and sitting snugly on the bookshelf in my corner of the living room.
Here’s what I’ve Checked Out this week:
1. Innocence, by Dean Koontz
So, one of my favorite authors writes a book and I immediately seek out libraries hoping to get my grubby hands on it. Sound familiar? Oh, and did I mention that it’s our book club‘s book of the month for January, too? It means even if it wasn’t something I wanted to enjoy myself, now I have to get it done too.
2. Teardrop, by Lauren Kate
I have been enamored of her Fallen series since its inception, so when I saw she had written another book I was excited to add it to my list. It actually came in quicker than I thought it would for a new book, so I started it at the same time that I’m reading Innocence.
3. The Tyrant’s Law, by Daniel Abraham
What is with me and series books? I started this series (the first book is called The Dragon’s Path) on a whim, actually. I was in the Rome library and I had already checked out several books when I saw that one sitting by the door on a new books shelf. I saw a dragon on the cover and I was hooked. Even though there was a line at the service desk, I stood in it and never regretted the choice.
4. Nos4a2, by Joe Hill
This one comes compliments of a coworker who is a fellow avid reader. She just keeps singing the praises of Joe Hill (who I believe might be spawn of Stephen King but I’m unsure of that), so finally just to shut her up I picked up this book. Sadly, though, it’s the one that is due back earliest, AND it’s also the longest one. I’m thinking I might have to renew it if possible so I can still give myself a chance to read it and discuss it with my coworker.
That’s of course not to mention the books from my private library I have to also get to in short order here. The next one on my list is from my favorite author, John Grisham, entitled Sycamore Row. After I’m done reading the first two on the list here I’m going to get to that one. I’ve been saving it so I’ll still have something new from him. I know, I’m a book dork. But I’m proud of it. Now if I can just find the time to read all of the ones on this list. I’ll let you know how I’m progressing next week.
Oh, and if anyone is interested in joining my book club, it’s through Facebook and meets via Facebook so it doesn’t matter where you are! Now, go visit your local library today!